Gujarat police cracks Ahmedabad blasts case

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{image-gujarat blasts_16082008.jpg}Lucknow, Aug 16: The Gujarat crime branch have cracked the July 26 serial bomb blasts of Ahmedabad that killed over 53 people and left more than 160 injured. The mastermind behind the serial blasts is Abu Bashar, a SIMI activist. He along with nine others suspected SIMI activists are also arrested, sources added. The arrested activists are charged with waging war against country.

The revelation was made by Abu Bashar, a suspected SIMI activist when he was picked up by the Uttar Pradesh anti-terror squad from Azamgarh of Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday, Aug 13. "Abu Bashir has named seventeen other SIMI activists. He could also be linked to Hyderabad blasts. We will soon crack the other serial bomb blasts case also", said P C Pandey, Gujarat DGP.

The sources said that activists had a meeting on January 14 and 15 in Kerala, Karnataka, Surat and Bharuch. A total of 105 suspects were questioned. A team of officers from the Ahmedabad police is already on its way to Uttar Pradesh's capital, Lucknow.

See in pics: Ahmedabad blasts

The other seven suspected SIMI activists were taken into custody in Kerala, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Gujarat. Fourty seven people yet to be arrested.

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